• October 19, 2017
  • 7:45 pm
  • Wokingham Theatre

The play is widely regarded as one of the great classics of world drama. First presented in 1891, it’s themes continue to challenge and surprise audiences today, which is why it has been produced on the West End four times in the last decade. The title character, Hedda, is married to George Tesman; Gabler is her maiden name.  On the subject of the title, Ibsen wrote: “My intention in giving it this name was to indicate that Hedda as a personality is to be regarded rather as her father’s daughter than her husband’s wife.”  Gabler is considered by some to be the first fully developed female protagonist of literature.  She is neither logical nor insane, her aims and her motives have a secret personal objectivity of their own; she gets what she wants, but what she wants is not anything that normal people would acknowledge (at least, not publicly) to be desirable.  Do her actions stem from her need for freedom or a craving for power and her desire to shape a man’s destiny?  We are delighted to bring this great work to the Wokingham stage this season.

Ticket prices:

£12 in advance (Show to run from 19th – 28th October 2017)